Hello Friends - I just purchased a Vitamix at Costco and am having serious buyers remorse. It's not a cheap item. I need some people to tell me how much I am going to love it and how easy it is to use, how much energy I am going to gain and all the benefits my family will gain from all the healthy smoothies we'll drink,etc. I want to keep it but it's sooo expensive. Is it really worth the $$$??